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Mounds View

City of Mounds View

Mounds View is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 12,155 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.

U.S. Highway 10, County Road 10, and Interstate Highway 35W are three of the main routes in the city.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.12 square miles (10.67 km2), of which 4.03 square miles (10.44 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.

Rice Creek flows through the southeast part of Mounds View.

Nearby places include Shoreview, Arden Hills, New Brighton, Fridley, Spring Lake Park, and Blaine. The boundary line between Ramsey and Anoka counties is nearby.

The city of Mounds View was located in the former Mounds View Township, which was organized in 1858. In 1958, 100 years after Minnesota became a state, the village of Mounds View was incorporated. Post-World War II growth was partially fueled by the proximity of the Twin Cities Arsenal. Calvin Academy relocated to the area in 1999.

The city is primarily residential, with several business parks and businesses located in Mounds View. The bulk of businesses are located along the County Road 10 corridor, with most residential areas flanking it to the north and south. Some of the businesses include Multitech’s headquarters, Liberty Checks and Sysco Distributing.

A petroleum pipeline exploded in Mounds View on July 8, 1986. Two-hundred people had to evacuate their homes and two people, a mother and her young daughter, were killed. The Office of Pipeline Safety was created in response to the tragedy.

In 2005, the Mounds View City Council voted to sell the city-owned golf course, “The Bridges of Mounds View”, to Medtronic, Inc., to become its new campus. The new campus is located in the north east corner of the city and opened Fall of 2007.

In June 2016, the Mounds View city council voted to change the name of County Road 10 to Mounds View Blvd for the city’s portion of the road.

The City of Mounds View is a third ring suburb of diverse residents located 10 miles north of Minneapolis and St. Paul in Ramsey County located at the juncture of I-35W and Mounds View Boulevard and surrounded by the Cities of Blaine, Arden Hills, New Brighton, Fridley, and Spring Lake Park. We are known for our large residential lots, mature trees, and excellent school district.

With over 150 businesses including Medtronic, Sysco, and MultiTech to name a few, we are a medical hub supporting several labs, warehouse/distribution, and manufacturing facilities. For entertainment, we host the famous Mermaid Event and Entertainment Center, Community & Event Center, and several retail businesses, including Venezuelan, Vietnamese, Mexican, and North American restaurants.

Mounds View was named after the mounds or small hills that were present before the mounds were removed during World War II when the area became an important small arms arsenal and thousands of loads of sand and gravel were removed. The mounds were mainly in the northwest corner of the township high enough to be seen from almost anywhere in the township. The Township of Mounds View was created on May 11, 1858, the day Minnesota became a state. In 1958 the Village of Mounds View was incorporated.


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